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This major focuses on the science and management of production animals, including beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs.

You'll study nutrition and reproduction (of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals), animal health and genetics, animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science.

Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

Highlights

16 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Animal technician
  • Animal management officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Animal Behaviour, Handling & Wellbeing
  • Animal Nutrition & Technology
  • Animal Health & Epidemiology
  • Animal Breeding & Genetics

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